Hanna Jordan, LCSW

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As a therapist I am committed to providing services that are congruent with your values,beliefs, culture, background, and personal goals. While I am skilled at assisting people with navigating life’s challenges, I will not claim to be an expert on you or your life. In our work together I will treat you and your loved ones with sincere respect and care.

The services I provide are holistic, research supported, and body-mind-integrated. I also seek to stay current with new developments in pertinent research and literature to be able to provide resources that are effective and current.

I value the therapeutic benefits of art, music, mindfulness traditions, nature, wilderness, spirituality, and the healing properties of plants, medicinal herbs,  and flower essences used appropriately with the guidance of qualified health-care providers.

Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), licensed int he state of Oregon.
  • Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Portland State University
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in the state of Oregon
  • Graduate Level training in narrative therapy, trauma work, family of origin theories, counseling with teenagers, and mindfulness approaches including insight meditation and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with Zindel Segal Ph.D.
  • Completion of the Level II Clinical Gottman-Method relationship counseling training with Drs. John & Julie Gottman.
  • Training and professional experience as a facilitator of workshops for parents of teenagers.
  • Training and professional experience as a mental health consultant to families in the Portland Public Schools Indian Education program
  • I have 10 years professional experience in social work and counseling.

The Journey

One of my greatest inspirations has been the amazing individuals I have met along the way, and the humbling stories they have shared with me. The people I have known and worked with and experiences I have encountered over the years have given me a deep sense of appreciation for the diversity of the human condition, the strength of the human spirit, and the capacity we have for personal growth and healing.

Born and raised in a multicultural (Swedish; Finnish; Central Asian/East European) family in Sweden, I moved to the U.S. as a teenager, getting to know the inspiring and challenging aspects of changing cultures and languages.

I have traveled, studied, and volunteered abroad, in Africa, China, Tibet, and Mongolia, and have received specialized training in facilitating dialogue regarding disequilibrium between cultural traditions, as well as assisting people in navigating issues of social justice in their lives and communities. I have also had the honor of working as a therapist and mental health consultant with NARA, an organization that serves Portland’s American Indian & Alaska Native communities.

Through these and other experiences I have gained a particular respect and appreciation for the unique circumstances involved in transitioning between cultures and navigating issues of identity, family, ethnicity, culture, and race in mainstream/dominant American society. I am committed to continue working towards empowerment and social justice of all peoples, especially those communities vulnerable to marginalization by mainstream society.